Johannesburg-based high-purity manganese sulphate demo plant progressing – Giyani

14th December 2022 By: Donna Slater - Creamer Media Chief Photographer and Senior Contributing Editor

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals Corporation reports that the construction of its demonstration plant in the north-west of Johannesburg, in South Africa, is progressing, with engineering currently 85% complete and procurement 40% complete.

The demonstration plant will be capable of producing up to 600 kg/d of high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate crystals, and Giyani is on track to ship samples to potential offtakers in the second half of 2023.

As part of the procurement package, Giyani has entered into an agreement with Yokogawa to provide a Centum VP distributed control system (DCS). The agreement forms part of a wider commercial relationship being developed with Yokogawa to provide advanced automation control systems to Giyani within an attractive fixed budget package.

The DCS will give the demonstration plant greater functionality and enable better transfer of programming and data from it to the commercial plant, which will be built in Botswana, where Giyani is developing its K.Hill manganese project.